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Population Science and GIS - Agenda

Social Events

  • A pre-workshop social event is arranged for Sunday evening, May 18.
  • A Welcome Breakfast is scheduled for Monday morning, May 19.
  • A BBQ is scheduled for Wednesday evening, May 21.
  • An all day fieldtrip is scheduled for Saturday, May 24.

Workshop Agenda

  • Mornings will feature lectures and presentations (9:00 am – 11:30 am).
  • Afternoons will be dedicated to hands-on, lab-based instruction and exercises (1:30 pm – 5:00 pm).

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Sunday, May 18 - Social Event
6 - 8pm

Informal Welcome Mixer at the Marriott Residence Inn - University Drive and Atherton
Stephen Matthews - Workshop Coordinator and Mark Hayward - Director of SSRI

   
Monday, May 19 - Emphasis: Geovisualization
8:00

Breakfast

9:00

Formal Welcome
Stephen Matthews, Roger Downs - Geography,
Mark Hayward - Director, SSRI, and Leif Jensen - Director, PRI

9:15

Enabling Spatial Demography
Stuart Sweeney - CSISS

10:00

Break

10:15

Discovery,Visualization, and GeoVISTA Studio
Mark Gahegan

11:45

Discussion

12:00

Lunch

1:30

Lab Overview & Logistics
Bob Hibbert - Computer Systems Administrator, Geography and Stephen Graham - PRI

1:45

Lab - Geo VISTA Studio Lab
Mark Gahegan

3:15

Break

3:30

Lab - Pitfalls and potentials of spatial data
David O’Sullivan

4:45

Discussion

   
Tuesday, May 20 - Emphasis: Population Science, Geospatial Data Resources and GIS
9:00

Population Science and GIS at PRI/SSRI
Stephen Matthews

10:15

Break

10:30

Introduction to Geospatial Databases Commonly Used in Demographic Research
Stephen Graham and Stephen Matthews

11:30

Discussion

12:00

Lunch

1:30

Lab - Introduction to ArcGIS 8.x
Michelle Zeiders and Jim Detwiler

3:00

Break

3:15

Lab - Building geodatabases with ArcGIS 8.x
Michelle Zeiders and Jim Detwiler

4:45

Discussion

   
Wednesday, May 21 - Emphasis: International Population Science
9:00

International Population Science
Stephen Matthews

9:15

Presentation - Exploring Spatial Issues Through the Availability of Geocodes to Demographic Health Surveys (DHS)
Livia Montana - Macro International

10:15

Break

10:30

Large and Small Scale GIS Health Applications in Africa
Frank Tanser

10:45 Discussion
12:00

Lunch

1:30

Introduction to Afternoon Labs
Stephen Matthews

1:45

Lab - Local and Nepal DHS Data
Michelle Zeiders, Stephen Graham and Livia Montana

3:15

Break

3:30

Lab - Health Data in Local Studies in South Africa
Frank Tanser, Jim Detwiler & Stephen Matthews

4:45

Discussion

6 - 9pm

Catered BBQ - Stephen Matthews’ residence or local park, TBA

   
Thursday, May 22 - Emphasis: Mapping U.S. Census Data Focusing on Race/Ethnic Spatial Segregation
8:00

Overview
Stephen Matthews

9:05

Mapping Census 2000 and Using Census Data Products in Demographic Research
Trudy Suchan

10:15

Break

10:45

Implementing and Evaluating Spatial Segregation Measures Using GIS Technology
David Wong

11:40

Discussion

12:00

Lunch

1:30

Introduction to ArcView 3.3
Stephen Graham

2:30

Break

2:45

Lab - Race/Ethnicity Data and Spatial Segregation Using SEG
David Wong

3:45

Lab - Spatial Analysis Using Data for Zones
James Macgill

4:30

Discussion

   
Friday, May 23 - Emphasis: Spatial Analysis and GIS
9:00

Overview
Stephen Matthews

9:30

ESDA Applications in Population Science Focusing on Small Area Population Projections Using Stochastic Simulation
Stuart Sweeney

10:30

Break

10:45

Spatial Regression Modeling in Population Science Focusing on a Reanalysis of Data on Spatial Inequality and Poverty Among American Children
Paul Voss

11:45

Discussion

12:00

Lunch

1:30

Lab - Using GeoDA
Stuart Sweeney and Stephen Matthews

2:45

Break

3:00

Demonstration and Discussion of Some Fundamental Issues Regarding the Use of SpaceStat
Paul Voss

4:00

Discussion

4:30

Wrap-up
Stephen Matthews

   
Saturday, May 24 - Fieldtrip
9am - 5pm

All Day Fieldtrip Around State College and Surrounding Area including: State Forests, Amish and Mennonite communities, Historic Bellefonte and Boalsburg. There will be stops for lunch and snacks.
Sam Dennis - Penn State

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